Due to the progression of the COVID-19 virus, and for the protection of our employees and our community, we are closing the Municipal Building to visitors during normal business hours. Please call 610-437-5524 for more specific information or click HERE
Due to the Governor's Stay at Home Order, the Township Building will be closed to visitors during the Board of Commissioners April 13th meeting. The meeting can be attended online via Webex at 7:00 pm. In an effort to provide time for public comment, the agenda can be viewed by clicking HERE
If you would like to provide comment, review the agenda and email your comment using the Contact Tab at the top of this page by 12:00 pm on April 13th. Only comments received by email will be read to the Board and considered during the meeting.
To join by audio conference - dial 1-408-418-9388 United States Toll - enter event #713 130 348 # and when asked for an attendee ID, press #.
To join virtually - when it is time to join copy and paste the following link https://whitehalltownship.webex.com/whitehalltownship/onstage/g.php?MTID=e724a47bf75bdb40bc70b979d1ab00cd8. You will then be asked to enter your name and email address - click join. Use the audio conference information above, but use Attendee ID you are given when entering the event.
PARK/RECREATION BOARD-APRIL 1, 2020 MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONER WORKSHOP MEETING-APRIL 6, 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
LEGAL & LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE-APRIL 8, 2020 MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
EFFECTIVE MARCH 30, 2020 WASTE MANAGEMENT IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING BULK ITEM COLLECTION.
TOWNSHIP GARBABE BILL DISCOUNT PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 30, 2020.
TOWNSHIP HAS BANNED ALL ORGANIZED ACTIVITES IN THE PARKS. ALL PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT IS CLOSED. NO PAVILION RENTALS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR DATES PRIOR TO JUNE 1, 2020. PARKS AND TRAILS WILL REMAIN OPEN AT THIS TIME.
LISA BOSCOLA'S MOBILE OFFICE WILL NOT BE AT THE TOWNSHIP BUILDING ON THURSDAY'S UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
RECREATION COMMISSION-APRIL 27TH MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Please click on the following links to review current Centers for Disease Control information. We hope that they will provide necessary information to help you feel prepared should it be necessary to actively respond to any future threat.
2019 NCOV Summary Click HERE
2019 Cases In US Click HERE
2019 NCOV Info Click HERE
Please know that several items regarding your project may have changed over the past year. For example, any new residential addition or new construction project will, as of MAY 1, 2020 require the submission of THREE (3) sets of plans for your project. Any other type of residential construction typically requires two (2) sets. In addition, there have been more updates and changes to the deck construction regulations which may affect your project. It is always a safe and good idea to check with the Township regarding your project prior to commencing same so that you don't get any surprises at time of permit submission. Many helpful guides are located on the township's website at www.whitehalltownship.org; and for more specific construction questions you can call the Township's code inspection agency, Keycodes Inspections 610-866-9663.
Lehigh County Dept. of General Services has scheduled a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for the residents of Lehigh County. This is for RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY. Attendees are required to pre-register online at www.lehighcounty.org. click on household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on the home page and follow the prompts.
For more information please CLICK HERE
Click here for Real ID Center Information HERE
Check out our upcoming Recreation Events HERE
Positions available on Planning, Recreation, Enironmental Advisory, Building Code, Tax Appeals, Zoning Hearing. Fill out and return attached application.
For application click HERE
For Rules and Regulations and Hours of Operation Click HERE
Contact the Township Hotline at 610-437-5524 ext. 139
If you live near a quarry, mine or construction site and have concerns about blasting, please review the guide attached.
For more info click HERE
For an updated/revised list of Snow Emergency Routes CLICK HERE
For information on this organization please click HERE
For the January - April 2020 locations click HERE
The Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect, arrived in the Lehigh Valley area in 2016. Whitehall Township has been included in the quarantine area. More information on the Spotted Lanternfly can be found at:
SPOTTED LANTERN FLY MANAGEMENT FOR HOMEOWNERS Click HERE
GUIDELINES FOR THE CONTROL OF SPOTTED LANTERNFLY Click HERE
SPOTTED LANTERN FLY MANAGEMENT CHART Click HERE
You can still sign up for Emergency Alerts from the Whitehall Township Office of Emergency Management. This is a FREE service. Alerts will come via Text Messages and/or Email.
Whitehall Township (The Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board) has an obligation to affirmatively further fair housing and to review all land use (zoning) applications in accordance with federal civil right statutes. This includes taking meaningful actions that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics.
The Township (the Zoning Hearing Board), in its land use (zoning) decisions, does not discriminate against persons based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or familial status and reviews all land use (zoning) applications in accordance with federal civil rights statutes. Public comments made on the basis of bias and stereotype concerning people within these protected classes will not be taken into consideration by the Township (the Zoning Hearing Board) in its deliberations.
To read the Conciliation Agreement and Voluntary Compliance Agreement between The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, PathStone Housing Corporation of Pennsylvania, the Township of Whitehall, and the Whitehall Zoning Hearing Board, click HERE
For the Application please click HERE
Burning of leaves and yard waste is not permitted at any time as per Whitehall Township. Persons found guilty of burning may face fines per each offense.
Welcome To Whitehall Township
Whitehall Township is located in the center of the Lehigh Valley. The Township is one hour north of Philadelphia and an hour and half from New York City. Settled in the early 1700's by Pennsylvania Germans "Dutch", it was founded and named by the British in 1752, incorporated in 1867, named a First Class Township in 1902 and a Home Rule Community in 1976. Today, Whitehall is home to 27,500 residents who reside in eight village neighborhoods who value our quality of life, municipal services, trail networks, parks, pools, events and outdoor recreational opportunities. The community is home to 22 houses of worship.
Whitehall's MacArthur Road is known as the main shopping district in the Lehigh Valley. MacArthur Road will celebrated its 75th Anniversary of being named in honor of General Douglas MacArthur, a World War II hero in 2017. Whitehall is home to the largest indoor shopping center and Lifestyle Center at the Lehigh Valley Mall and four major shopping centers located along the "Golden Strip" (MacArthur Road).
The Whitehall-Coplay School District is located on one central campus, with one high school, one middle school, one intermediate school, two elementary schools, two stadiums and our Community Library. The School District is known for its support of academics, the arts and athletics.
We invite you to visit Whitehall and see why so many call this place home.